Sunday, December 21, 2014

Internship at UNHCR's Division of Programme Support and Management

Full-time internship starting as soon as possible for 6 months based in UNHCR headquarters, 94, rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland.
Under the supervision of the Director’s Office in the Division of Programme Support and Management, the intern will perform the following activities:
  1. Help setting up and maintaining an online social platform Community of Practice for two of UNHCR’s most important institutional policies: UNHCR Policy on Alternatives to Camps and UNHCR Policy on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas, in order topromote expanded partnership models and systematic sharing and exchanging of new ideas, approaches, tools and good practices.
  2. Draft and design information material on new user-friendly tools and approaches developed by UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management to help UNHCR operations provide better protection, assistance and solutions to refugees.
  3. Gather and analyse data from UNHCR field operations through the Diagnostic Tool on Alternatives to Camps, in order to provide an overall picture of where UNHCR’s implementation of the policy.
  4. Liaise with a large number of primarily internal stakeholders in the field and HQ.
What we offer:
The selected candidate will obtain first-hand experience working in a dynamic UN organization and gain insights into the development of emergency and longer-term solutions for refugees and other displaced populations. (S)he will substantially contribute to the implementation of UNHCR policies of institutional importance.(S)he will also gain insight around health, environment, livelihoods, shelter, information management and other technical sectors both in UNHCR and in the wider humanitarian community.
  • Graduate studies completed (communications, public relations, design, international relations or related area)
  • Excellent command of English with very good writing and editing skills
  • Strong and proven experience in survey-based data collection and analysis
  • Strong and proven desktop publishing and design skills
  • Excellent IT skills (Excel, online survey platforms, social media design and related)
  • Strong interest in development/humanitarian issues
  • Ability to work well in team and multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of other UN languages an asset
  • United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: The intern will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: The intern will arrange and finance the travel to the United Nations location where the internship will be completed.
  • Medical insurance: The intern will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid medical insurance coverage.
UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect displaced persons and stateless persons worldwide. Within UNHCR, DPSM works to provide the knowledge, guidance, tools, strategies and policies necessary to design and deliver quality and innovative programmes. Read more about UNHCR and the Alternatives to Camps Policy.

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter to and by 30 December 2014.

Head of Information Technology at ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL

International Head of Information Technology
Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi, London,
Base Salary GBP £54 372 pa (Employment T&Cs may vary by location)
Role specification:
· Reporting to the International Director, the Head of Information Technology will be required to set the technical direction for the organisation and to work with Countries, Members and the Secretariat to ensure that technology plays an effective role in helping Action Aid achieve its mission. He/she will own the design of the overall IT Systems Architecture including data, application and technical architecture and work with the AAI Federation to identify and develop new opportunities for technology to contribute to the Strategy and organisational effectiveness. He/she will be responsible for the provision of IT shared services, including applications, provide guidance and support to Members for member owned (non-shared service) IT systems, and lead the implementation of the IT strategy that focuses on strengthening governance, project management, business critical system enhancement and development, and further supports country capacity development and effective communication and collaboration.
Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:
· Determines technology platforms / applications ActionAid will use, how the organisation will make best use of those technologies and which suppliers, providers and NGO consortia, it will partner with to achieve this.
· Determines which aspects of the overall technology and application architecture will be best delivered as shared services and which as member specific solutions.
· Owns the overall IT Roadmap guiding the continuing evolution of Action Aid’s IT
· Sets the overall IT standards and ensure that all development, whether shared service or member based, contributes to a coherent and effective overall solution to support the new strategy.
· Ensure that functionally specific solutions are designed with the overall organisational objectives and needs in mind, both from a technology and Countries, Members and Secretariat design perspective.
· Ensures appropriate IT inputs to develop organisational systems for internal communications, sustainability, information and knowledge management
· Accountable for the timely delivery of IT development projects that provide the systems that the Countries, Members and Secretariat’s needs within planned budgets.
· Ensures that shared applications, platforms and connectivity are effectively maintained and supported.
· Accountable for the availability, stability and resilience of all shared systems.
· Acts as the overall IT lead for the federation working with Member IT staff to enhance the overall IT effectiveness and supporting them when they face major decisions or issues
· Is up-to-date on, and contributes to, the body of knowledge relating to the best use of IT within the INGO sector.
· Represents IT within internal forum and Action Aid IT within external forums such as NetHope.
Person specification:
· Graduate qualification and IT management experience in a complex environment of multiple systems and underlying architectures.
· Customer focused, able to work with the Countries, Members and within the Secretariat functions to understand their objectives and how IT can best support them. Ability to lead a diverse and multi located team
· Portfolio management ability, able to achieve long term Countries, Members and Secretariat and IT goals through multiple projects and programs
· Negotiation and facilitation skills, able to discuss options with multiple stakeholders and guide collective decision making to the right commercial and technical solution.

Application Procedures:
Further information on this position can be obtained from our website at or from the attached role profile.
Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and 2 nominated referees by no later than the19th January, 2015. Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. We value all applications, but only short listed candidates will be responded to.

Deputy Chief of Party

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded District-Based Delivery of Comprehensive Clinical HIV/AIDS Services Project (D-SERVE) in Zambia. The program will support the Zambian government in delivering integrated and comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services through the national health system. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include;
  • Directly assist the chief of party in design, rollout, and day-to-day management and implementation of HIV/AIDS service delivery interventions
  • Ensure the technical quality of the project and progress toward meeting set goals and objectives for the implementation of PIHTC, PMTCT, TB, and pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment
  • Work closely with the chief of party to ensure the quality of direct clinical services and technical assistance provided through D-SERVE
  • Maintain solid relationships with key personnel from the MOH, MCDMCH, and USAID/Zambia
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with other USAID/Zambia implementing partners to reach a common understanding of the project, avoid duplication, and strengthen/supplement USAID/Zambia programs.
  • ​Doctor of medicine with an M.A. in public health or similar degree preferred; advanced training in HIV clinical services desired
  • Minimum five years of comprehensive clinical services experience, including HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PIHTC, PMTCT, and TB/HIV co-infection
  • Experience in designing, managing, and implementing complex, large-scale HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners
  • Experience in coordination of a large technical team, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity in HIV/AIDS service delivery with the public and private sector
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Send electronic submissions to by January 31,2015. Please include "Deputy Chief of Party" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "DCOP - DSERVE" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

Friday, December 19, 2014

Graduates at Sony Mobile - Zambians - Dec 2014

Sony Emerging Talent is our new, early career, global graduate development programme.
Sony Emerging Talent will provide you with tools and support to help further your career here at Sony Mobile.
You will be recruited into a permanent role within the Sony Mobile business with the first 18 months dedicated to supporting your own personal development. 

The Software/ Development/ Design Function
Joining our Software Development Design function, you could assume a number of technical engineering based roles.
Roles currently exist in our Lund office in Sweden within our application development and design area as well as within our companion products and creative design and planning areas.  
What can you expect during your first 18 months?

Access to a personalised business coach to support you in creating and implementing a personal development plan in line with your goals and aspirations
Exposure to our global projects, working with our colleagues in locations across the world, understanding the different cultures and ways of working
Opportunity to impress, immerse yourself in the lives of our end consumers and partners and have access to our senior leaders through the “Dare to Win challenge”.
Working on exciting CSR projects, giving back to the community and helping you develop key leadership skills along the way

A career at Sony Mobile is exciting, innovating, challenging, constantly changing, fun, but most of allDaring.
What will be the Selection Process? And When?
You have already shown interest by applying via our Taleo system
Those who meet our basic criteria will be asked to complete an application form via our outsourcing provider, Gradweb
If you are successful at this stage you will complete our online verbal reasoning test via Gradweb
This will be followed by a video interview
Final stage is Assessment centre in Sweden late February.
Don’t worry; we will help you along the way. 
Each stage is designed to get the best out of you and for you to see the best of us, so enjoy!
Dare to be part of Sony’s future?
Apply now if you have what it takes.

You will now be directed to our Taleo Applicant system, please search SET to find the correct vacancies. 

Desired Skills and Experience

What skills/ qualifications do I need to have?
In order to be successful in our Software/Development/ Design roles, you must currently have or are studying a finance or numerical based undergraduate degree; any relevant science discipline, including computing science; any other engineering discipline, including software, mechanical and electrical engineering discipline
You must also be studying towards or hold a post graduate qualification such as a masters.
Sony Mobile’s business language is English and therefore we require all employees to be able to read, write and speak fluent English
So how do you select ME?
Sony is looking for people who know are curious, curious about the latest trends, the newest technology and have a great passion for the sector.

Those who are progressed to interview stage will need to demonstrate a few key things to have a successful career at Sony:
Eager to learn & contribute to the team
High quality and delivery mindset
High personal drive
Good at communicating, both written and verbal
Great at team working and able to work with other to solve problems
Able to be flexible and adapt to change quickly!

You need to have a passion for learning new things; new technology, new industries and new products.  Know your strengths and limitations and don’t be afraid to take risks and make some mistakes along the way.
We want you to come up with new and unique ideas, solving and approaching problems with logic and analysis.

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